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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

INSULIN

DEFINITION:
Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, 05/27/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Embargo

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.


2. Metaphor

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


3. Vaccine

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A rebirth or revival.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.


4. Undulate

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


5. Antibody

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus


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